Music teacher to leave on high note


Last updated 6/22/2022 at Noon

Tyler Cranor, the beloved music teacher at Sisters High School, will take the stage in Sisters one last time. On Friday, June 24, Cranor will be hitting the stage at Angeline’s Bakery — right before his cross-country move to Fort Myers, Florida.

Cranor has been the band director at Sisters High School for the past eight years. In addition, he has been an active performer in the local music scene. The show at Angeline’s Bakery will feature an array of musical guests — from colleagues, to peers, to friends, to students.

“The musical genres performed will be varied, the guests will be multiple, and the fun will be plentiful,” Cranor said.

Cranor, who plays bass and tuba, will depart for Florida on June 26. The move comes after his fiancée, Anyssa Bohanan, whom he met in Bend, took a position as an ABC News anchor in Fort Myers.

Cranor leaves a strong program that weathered the extraordinary challenges posed by a pandemic that kept musicians apart. There are 32 participants in the SHS winds program and approximately 24 students in the Sisters Middle School band program.

The SHS Jazz Band took top 4A honors in May at the Oregon Music Education Association (OMEA) State Jazz Competition held at Mt. Hood Community College.


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